Northwest DAV Transportation Program
The DAVMN Northwest Transportation was the catalyst for the rural transportation program. The brainchild of the DAV of Minnesota adjunct and the current Becker County CVSO. The program was started in the fall of 2013 and encompasses the Northwest and Southwest portions of the state. Currently we have three vans stationed in Bemidji, Park Rapids and Wheaton. We are in the process of putting a fourth van in the Crookston area, which will enhance even more coverage for our rural veterans. Each area has various dates they drive and calling ahead will reserve you a seat. We also operate on a first come, first serve basis and fill up quickly, so veterans are encouraged to schedule their rides as early as possible. We can also accommodate special transportation to Veteran’s Choice Program appointments (based on availability of volunteer drivers). The key is calling as soon as you get an appointment in order to schedule our volunteer drivers.
To schedule ride call: 855-277-9787
Northeast Transportation Program Coordinator Bio Daniel Wood.
Daniel Wood is the NW Transportation coordinator for the DAV. Daniel retired from the Air Force in 2001 after 21 years as a Flight Engineer. He then moved his family to Minnesota where he owned and operated his own resort. After 14 years he decided to retire again. Daniel was hired in the fall of 2013 and took charge in creating the NW Transportation and making it one of the countries most unique rural transportation programs ever.